Top 10 Best Arcata Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 2,965 students in Arcata, CA. Arcata has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Arcata, CA are Union Street Charter, Fuente Nueva Charter and Coastal Grove Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Arcata, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Arcata have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Arcata, CA Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Union Street Charter Charter School
    Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    470 Union St.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-4845

    Grades: K-5 | 101 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Fuente Nueva Charter Charter School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1730 Janes Rd.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-3348

    Grades: K-5 | 122 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Coastal Grove Charter Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1897 S St.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 825-8804

    Grades: K-8 | 231 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Northcoast Preparatory And Performing Arts Academy Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1761 11th St.
    Arcata, CA 95518
    (707) 822-0861

    Grades: 6-12 | 200 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Arcata High School Math: 43% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1720 M St.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 825-2400

    Grades: 9-12 | 889 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Arcata Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2400 Baldwin St.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-4858

    Grades: K-5 | 297 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Six Rivers Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1720 M St.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 825-2428

    Grades: 9-12 | 98 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Trillium Charter Charter School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1464 Spear Ave.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-4721

    Grades: K-5 | 45 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Sunny Brae Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1430 Buttermilk Ln.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-5988

    Grades: 6-8 | 221 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Pacific Union Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3001 Janes Rd.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-4619

    Grades: K-8 | 542 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Laurel Tree Charter Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4555 Valley W. Blvd.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-5626

    Grades: K-12 | 124 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Pacific Coast High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1720 M St.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-2443

    Grades: 9-12 | 57 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Tsurai High (Continuation School) Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1300 Murray Rd.
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 839-6480

    Grades: 9-12 | 38 students
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